I was excited to try Splendid Spoon. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve wanted to try more food subscriptions with good meal choices being so far away. While we have a grocery store on base, most of the better grocery stores are 45 minutes in one direction. So yes that means 90 minutes round trip for a specialty or good groceries. This led me to Splendid Spoon.
As with all of my reviews, this is an honest review of Splendid Spoon.
About Splendid Spoon:
Splendid Spoon is a subscription meal delivery service. According to them: Busy can be healthy. (and in my case, far away). Splendid Spoon offers ready-to-eat, nourishing, plant-based smoothies, soups, and grain bowls. The plans are designed to create wholesome routines.
Each Splendid Spoon Meal is:
- Plant-based and vegan
- low in sguar and sodiam
- GMO-free ingredients
You can choose one of their three meal programs:
- The breakfast package (5 smoothies)
- The breakfast and lunch package (5 smoothies, five bowls)
- The breakfast, lunch, and reset package (5 smoothies, five bowls, and one full-day reset)
They also have a few “wellness shots.” While I don’t love this idea, and there is no way to detox your system, there is that available if you want to try it. I think to see results you would need to consume the wellness shots for months. Most things take time to actually work and we know by now, you can’t gain immunity from consuming a wellness product.
My experience with Splendid Spoon:
The Splendid Spoon box arrived on a weekday and was cold upon arrival. Living in the desert, if things are not properly mailed, they melt. The Splendid Spoon Box is refrigerated and kept with dry ice and insulation. Something I love about the packaging is that it’s sustainable. Everything in the box is recyclable, even the insulation. If a company does this, I’m already excited.
Inside the Splendid Spoon box were five smoothies, five bowls, and four wellness shots. The first thing I noticed was, “everything is so bright.”
The nutritional info for Splendid Spoon focuses on your health. You aren’t going to find added sugars or trans fats. Most of the calorie content is below 500. I wouldn’t necessarily say 500 calories is a great-sized meal for a training athlete, but it could be a great snack. For the majority of the population, it’s a fine lunch. (something I try and keep in mind when reviewing food).
As I mentioned before, no one fixed detox shot is going to help you with a diet. Some people feel better when they have these sort of wellness shots, and that’s great. I was interested in the recovery shot since I had just run a hard race.
Most have between 30-40 calories and are easy to consume. I can’t say I felt “so much healthier,” but I am sure you’d have to take them consistently for weeks.
Splendid Spoon Smoothies:
The smoothie portions are huge. I actually had trouble finishing them at first. They aren’t the typical “unhealthy smoothie” with added sugar and much less sweet than those.
I tried a few types, including the Coconut Lime Smoothie, Raspberry Cacao Smoothie, Pumpkin Spice Smoothie, Coffee, Frappe, and Strawberry Lime. They all tasted good. They remind me of healthier versions of the Starbucks Fraps or Smoothie Cafe. If you are looking for a low-calorie smoothie, these aren’t it. If you are looking for an easy-to-consume, healthy smoothie that will get your nutrients in, the Splendid Spoon Smoothies are a good option.
Splendid Spoon Bowls:
One thing I like about the Splendid Spoon Bowls is how real the ingredients are. You don’t have to worry about weird junk in them. I do think of anything Splendid Spoon offers; the bowls are the best value. I like food options over drinking your calories. Plus I find the Splendid Spoon grain and noodle bowls much more filling.
Kimchi Fried Quinoa Grain Bowl:
This was my favorite Splendid Spoon item of the bunch. It features kimchi, RightRice (90% veg!) & a turmeric tofu scramble. I didn’t even realize it had RightRice until after eating it. Whoops. Anyway, it tasted good, and it was filling. It’s more of a lunch meal but would make a good side for dinner.
Creamy Mushroom and Spinach Noodles:
I don’t always gravitate towards noodles. I know I should feel guilty since I am “a runner,” but noodles aren’t always my thing. I enjoyed the mushroom and spinach noodles. While it was a “creamy pasta dish,” it wasn’t “too creamy,” and I wanted the spinach with it.
Vegan Meatballs & Marinara Noodles:
I’m neither vegetarian nor vegan, so it was fun to try something from Splendid Spoon, that is! I didn’t know what to expect with vegan meatballs, but they were filling. If I didn’t read the label, I actually wouldn’t even realize they were vegan.
The different bowls from Splendid Spoon all taste great. Each one was the perfect lunch size, and I found myself full for a few hours. I definitely could use something more filling for dinner, but the Splendid Spoon bowls would also make great dinner sides.
Splendid Smooth is not the cheapest option out there. Most of the options square to $9 a meal. You can probably justify that as “getting takeout.” It’s hard for me to explain a $9 smoothie, but the bowls are good. I do think it’s a great option, and I appreciate having a food-oriented option. If I order again, I will probably get the bowls exclusively since they keep me full.
Splendid Spoon Overall Thoughts:
I like Splendid Spoon and thought everything I tried was excellent. Plus it’s also hard to find a vegetarian or vegan meal delivery service. While I am not, it’s fun to try different types of food!
The price is premium, but so is the quality. If you are someone who eats a lot of lunches out and you’re looking for a healthy option instead, Splendid Spoon is awesome. Most of us spend at least $9 for lunch so this could save you money. Plus, everything is eco-friendly and sustainable.
You can try Splendid Spoon for Yourself Here.
Questions for you:
Have you tried Splendid Spoon?
What is your favorite meal delivery service?